By Simon Lewis and Sam Aung Moon YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret government papers. The court in Yangon is holding preliminary hearings to
By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels will evacuate a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, opposition sources and officials and a military media unit run by the government's ally Hezbollah said on Wednesday, the first such deal in the last rebel bastion near the capital. Fighters from
By Hyonhee Shin and Christine Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday a three-way summit with North Korea and the United States is possible and that talks should aim for an end to the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula. Moon is planning a meeting with North Korean
Marc Gbaffou is the go-to guy for migrants in South Africa when they’re dealing with problems, especially threats of violence. As chairman of the African Diaspora Forum (ADF), a nonprofit organization he founded a decade ago to safeguard the rights of migrants and asylum-seekers, he’s keenly interested
When Sallinder Nyawira received panicked messages from a colleague last August amid Kenya’s postelection violence, she knew she had to help. After both Kenya’s August election and a second election in October, violence broke out in hot spots, namely in the port city of Kisumu and in Nairobi slums such
Facebook, the social media giant that collects data on about a quarter of humanity, is in the hot seat over the disclosure of personal information about 50 million of its users to a voter-profiling company. Every country, not just the United States, is trying to find a nuanced balance between secrecy
Brady Girardi smiles as the next fan in line hands him a poster to sign. “You were so good tonight!” the woman gushes as Mr. Girardi scrawls his name across the page. The fan, whose shock of yellow-green hair matches Girardi’s jersey, walks away with a wide grin.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has sent legislation to Parliament that clears the way for prosecution in the Netherlands of any suspects identified in the long-running investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine.
England rugby chiefs gave their backing to coach Eddie Jones on Wednesday despite the side's disappointing fifth-place finish in the Six Nations. Ireland were crowned Grand Slam champions with a 24-15 victory at Twickenham on Saturday that condemned the hosts to a third consecutive defeat and their
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian police ordered its personnel across the country to be on maximum alert amid a deepening political crisis that has sparked widespread calls for President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to resign. A document seen by Reuters declared the start of the security alert early on Wednesday, hours
By Mitra Taj and Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's president faced growing calls to resign on Wednesday after secret video recordings ensnared him in a fresh corruption scandal on the eve of an impeachment vote, deepening a political crisis in one of Latin America's most stable economies.
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — An Amherst College student who played on the school's football team has died during spring break in Mexico City.
The United States on Wednesday sanctioned 15 South Sudanese oil-related entities it said were substantial sources of revenue helping to fuel the country's civil war. "By placing these entities on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Entity List, the United States will impose a license requirement
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin BEIRUT/LONDON (Reuters) - Iran played a significant role in defeating Islamic State in the Middle East and has brought stability to most of the region, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. Shi'ite Muslim Iran has been locked in
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has signed an agreement with a charitable foundation to build and equip hospitals in the cash-strapped country.
Five Indian soldiers and five suspected militants were killed in a gun battle near the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday, a senior police official said. The militants attacked security forces carrying out a search operation in forests around Kupwara
BERLIN (AP) — A swimming instructor in southwestern Germany is suspected of sexually abusing 40 young girls, and using an underwater camera to film some of the abuse.
By Clotaire Achi NANTERRE, France (Reuters) - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy was questioned for a second day on Wednesday by police investigating allegations that his 2007 election campaign received funding from the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. After a full day's grilling
India's information technology minister on Wednesday warned against any abuse of social media in elections, following reports that a British consultancy improperly accessed information on millions of Facebook users to target U.S. voters. India is due to hold a national election in 2019 and several
The International Labour Organization launched a commission of inquiry on Wednesday into complaints that Venezuela is violating standards including freedom of association and workers' rights to organize, an ILO statement said. The decision by the United Nations agency's governing body is rare
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's recent moves to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula are evidence of its confidence and national strength, not a sign of weakness, according to its state-run media. The North's defense of its diplomatic outreach to Seoul and Washington is surprising because its media
BEIJING (AP) — Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hailed a "golden period" in ties with China on Wednesday despite differences over the South China Sea as the countries discussed how they might conduct joint development projects in the disputed waters.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested a police officer accused of killing a 27-year-old man in an allegedly "stage-managed" shootout.